Shanita is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida State University. She has over 17 years of experience serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities throughout the Central Florida and Tampa Bay area. In 2018, Shanita was inspired to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a published author of children's books. She wrote 9 books in a series that she titled, Let's Go Dreaming. Her books inspire young minds to dream big and allows readers to see the world through the eyes of Little Ari and her talking dog, Pepper. Her stories teach lessons about acceptance, diversity, friendship, special needs, and bullying. Shanita self-published her first book Sleep, Tiny Dreamer in September 2019. It is a short bedtime story that encourages young minds to dream big, and to think of all of the endless possibilities of what they can be when they dare to dream...literally! Shanita has been featured in news publications such as the Lakeland Ledger and the Daily Ridge and Sleep, Tiny Dreamer has been featured on PBS with Miss Penny from Kid-Vison Pre-K, among other shows that have read the book to a live audience. Join Shanita's mailing list at www.letsgodreaming.com for updates!
Isabelle Arne is a French illustrator based near Bordeaux, France. Her favorite part of illustrating is bringing a book's characters to life through her art. She is also a teacher, and enjoys spreading the passion of drawn characters to her students. She employs both traditional and contemporary artistic media, and believes there is "no wrong way" to create or enjoy art. Her passion for illustrating and teaching grows every day, and she continues to refine her artistic expression through all areas of life including but not limited to reading, traveling, hiking and cooking.